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Hi all,

I am totally new to this site, but I gotta say good work! as a total begginer to the world of sax, this site has improved my knowledge dramatically after I spent some time reading the various threads, so I say again good work!

I have seen various threads with the same topic and I appologise for adding another one but I need some serious help.

I am looking to buy my first sax but cannot decide which model or make to choose! I have seen the following for sale:

Jupiter 500 series alto saxaphone
Selmer Prelude AS700 Alto Saxophone
Jupiter JAS-565GL Alto Saxophone
Yamaha YAS 23 Alto Saxophone
Yamaha YAS 25 Alto Saxophone
Selmer TS700 Alto Saxophone

I have a budget of approx £250 or $500 so trying to find a Yamaha in this price range is slightly difficult but could be possible.

Any advice on which model to choose, bearing in mind that I am a totally new to sax?

Which models did you guys start out on?

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I'd say the most possible saxes to buy in this price range which would be in good condition is the yas 23. The Jupiter JAS and Prelude are also in good quality for this price range. To tell you the truth, all the saxes you can probably get for your price range. But, the more exspensive the sax is new, the crummier condition they will get for your price range. (I hope that makes sense.)

I recommend the Prelude or 23. This is just my opinion, but if you decide to keep the sax playing up, you can always upgrade when you are more experienced.
 

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I second Blue, but would say you should take a serious look at something used. sometimes you can find a good used instrument for alot less than a new one, and they may be in just as good of condition, especially if it was someone who gave up the instrument quickly or someone who upgraded to a better horn. Check both options out, and talk to the instrument dealers near you about this. Go to the dealers that have the best reputation among musicians if you can find that information.

There's a store back home that has a reputation of the "best priced" but everyone there is a complete a** and just interested in getting you to buy. And there's a very small shop where the owner is the nicest guy and will spend alot of time with you making sure you find a good horn.

best of luck to you
 

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Grab a used YAS-23 or 25. You can usually get fairly new ones on eBay in the $500 or less price range.

Also, you will need a decent mouthpiece. The Selmer S-80 C* is a great piece to start on.

Here's some YAS-23's for sale right now:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-YAS23-...ryZ64456QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-YAS-23...ryZ64456QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-YAS-23...ryZ64456QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

There's two YAS-25's for sale on eBay UK too. But the sellers look kind'a suspect.
 

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Cheers for the quick reply's guys, Think I have it down to either the Selmer Prelude or a used Yamaha 23 thanx for your advice. Just tracking a few used 23's on ebay but if they go 2 far out of my price range then I will settle for the selmer as its only £200 inc delivery.

Any more advice is much appreciated

Thanx :D
 

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Hey thanx for the offer they look nice but think shipping from the states to the Uk would be a bit expensive inc insurance etc, good luck with your sale though.
 
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